AGE 12 ⁺

Five More Minutes

While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground.  “That’s my son over there,” she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide.  “He’s a fine looking boy”, the man said. “That’s my daughter on the bike in the white dress.”

Then, looking at his watch, he called to his daughter. “What do you say we go, Melissa?”  Melissa pleaded, “Just five more minutes, Dad. Please? Just five more minutes.”  The man nodded and Melissa continued to ride her bike to her heart’s content. Minutes passed and the father stood and called again to his daughter. “Time to go now?”

Again Melissa pleaded, “Five more minutes, Dad. Just five more minutes.”  The man smiled and said, “OK.”  “My, you certainly are a patient father,” the woman responded.

The man smiled and then said, “Her older brother Tommy was killed by a drunk driver last year while he was riding his bike near here. I never spent much time with Tommy and now I’d give anything for just five more minutes with him. I’ve vowed not to make the same mistake with Melissa.  She thinks she has five more minutes to ride her bike. The truth is, I get Five more minutes to watch her play.”

Moral: Life is all about making priorities, and family is one and only priority on top of all other, so spend all time you can with loved ones.

'80' Thoughts on a Story

  1. Fabulous story

  2. Very true…good story

  3. Shalini Gunjan Puri

    June 21, 2017 at 11:52 am

    It is the best story I have read in my life!??

  4. It is so good,it is the best!thank you for making such a good story!😊😊

  5. Sandin Yahathugoda

    March 18, 2018 at 5:30 am

    Very touching

  6. Touching, we think that our time is so valuable. But the kids time is as valuable as ours, we would never get that five minutes , we missed to spend with the kids.

  7. Made me cry 😭 wow it’s amazing fr

  8. Ephraim Adu Arnold

    April 9, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    Such a Nice Story

  9. A heart touching story
    Loved it

  10. Wow! its so emotional & best story!

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